Eric Bischoff has recalled Vince McMahon being none to pleased with a rough draft of one of his scripts.
Working for WWE and Vince McMahon was known for decades as one of the most stressful and all-consuming tasks in all of entertainment.
The former WWE Chairman was known for his tireless work ethic and expected the same level of commitment from those around him.
One man who saw this ferocious desire to work first-hand was Eric Bischoff. The former WCW President worked as an on-screen talent for McMahon while he was briefly Executive Director of SmackDown in 2019. This saw Bischoff head up the creative department for the blue brand.
Speaking on his Strictly Business podcast, Bischoff recalled being scolded by McMahon over the presentation of one of his scripts. The former Raw General Manager said that even if a rough draft of a script had been thrown together right before a meeting, McMahon still expected it to be presented perfectly, grammar included.
“You go to Vince with a rough draft, because maybe you’ve only had 20 minutes to produce it before you have a meeting,
“It’s a rough draft, but there is a comma missing. ‘Goddamn. A third grader wrote this.’ It’s a rough draft! Come on, we’ll put a common in the final chapter, I promise! You know, but that’s a pet peeve, and I think some of the banned words and banned terminologies, some of it makes sense.”
Speaking elsewhere, Bischoff dismissed suggestions that AEW are in some way competition for WWE, commenting that President Tony Khan is “booking like a 14-year-old” who doesn’t have any creative instinct.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.